VIKTOR & ROLF – Wearable Art

When does fashion become art? As each model came onto the runway, the designers took a framed canvas off the wall and slipped it onto the waiting girl, transforming the framed painting into a sculptural dress. The frames formed exaggerated silhouettes over simple paint-splattered denim dresses with rolled-up sleeves, designed to look like artists’ shirts.

Viktor & Rolf: “A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The wearable art by Viktor & Rolf are included in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. After the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter show Dutch artcollector Han Nefkens bought one of the pieces to donate to the Museum.

Nefkens: “I am very happy that I can to contribute to this fantastic ‘Wearable Art’ actually ends up in a museum.

Soon the works of Viktor & Rolf from the Han Nefkens ‘Fashion on the Edge Collection’ can be seen in the Museum Boijmans van Beunigen. 

This illustation is an impression of one of the pieces. To see the whole collection, check out the video by the link below this article. 


Fashion illustration by Linda Zoon

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